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The Amanda Cook Band

Sunday, June 30, 1:30 pm   $25

“Amanda Cook has emerged as one of the most dynamic female bluegrass vocalists and band-leaders of today.”  Bluegrass Situation


Fresh from their appearance June 29 at Jenny Brook Festival in Vermont. This is a house concert, to be held in New Haven, CT. It's a lovely music room, seating about 50 people. To reserve tickets, and for location details and directions, email


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Click on logo above to listen to our bluegrass podcast episodes.

While I take time off from presenting concerts for a hip replacement, I'm doing more podcast interviews. There are twelve recorded, with more in the works!

I think you'll enjoy my chat with bassist Todd Phillips, who was best buddies with Tony Rice and David Grisman in the mid 1970's. Tony had just left the hard-driving Kentucky bluegrass of J.D. Crowe and The New South, and moved to California to play what was to become "Dawg Music".

It's an inside look at one of the most fertile periods in American music history, from one of the key players. 

Episodes to date: 

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Missy Raines, Phil Rosenthal, Doyle Lawson, Justin Moses, Todd Phillips, Rhonda Vincent, Luke Bulla, Mark Schatz, Jason Carter, Rob Ickes, David Grier


The next Guitartown bluegrass jam is Sunday, May 26, from 3:00 - 5:30, at Best Video in Hamden. A $5 donation, while not required, is much appreciated, and helps Best Video continue to host great community events like this.

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